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How to find the right doctor when you have Medicaid and Medicare.

Posted: June 19, 2020

Last Updated Date: November 17, 2020

Nothing is more precious or more personal than your health. That’s why your relationships with your doctors are so important. You put a lot of trust in your doctors to guide you because you want to be sure you make the best choices for your care. This article will help you find doctors who have experience and are happy to serve those with Medicaid and Medicare.

What’s most important to you?

That’s a good question to ask yourself. If transportation is an issue, having a doctor who’s nearby or easy to get to could be important. Maybe you want a doctor who speaks the same language. Or, if you have a certain condition or disability, you might look for someone who serves other patients with similar challenges.

Choosing a primary care provider is key.

Your primary care provider, or PCP, is the main doctor you’ll see for most of your care. Your PCP knows your personal health history and will take care of wellness exams and preventive care. Your PCP will also connect you with other specialists. For example, if you needed to see someone for mental health counseling, physical therapy or other specialized care, your PCP will get everything set up.

What if you want to keep the doctors you have now?

Enrolling in a dual health plan doesn’t automatically mean you have to change doctors. Chances are good that the doctors you see now also take UnitedHealthcare insurance. You can easily check to see our network providers. And for those who do change doctors, many say it’s worth it because of all the extra benefits they get with a dual health plan.

Use our online search tool.

Our online search tool makes it easy to find a doctor, specialist or any other network provider near you. Just enter your ZIP code. Then you can search by doctor name, type of care, facility, services and treatments to find exactly what you need. You’ll see if they’re accepting new patients, if they take Medicare and more.

See UnitedHealthcare plans in your area.

Please note: What dual-eligible plans you can get depends on where you live. To find a UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete® plan for you, please search plans in your state. 

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